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by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Can we talk about how nice these Citadis trams are? Knew I’d love them as soon as I saw the resemblance + realised that it’s really just an updated version of the C2 ‘bumblebee’ Citadis’ in Melbourne. They feel like an actual city tram. Especially with how it’s the passengers that open the doors the...
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 119
Views: 22103

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

I think this report is really good - they really surprised me, compared to how anti-frequent-discount (and anti-consumer) the previous report was from a handful of years ago. They’ve gone and recommended bring back periodical passes, and better yet, in different shapes and forms - big yes yes. I wil...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 64827

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

At least 15 CRBs across Ryde and Waverley have also been disposed of and I imagine that they will all be on the way out over the next year. All 7 remaining TRBs went out this morning, on 272s, 288s, 290s and 293s. They obviously still have a use for them for the time being, given these have been th...
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024
Replies: 119
Views: 22103

Re: Ipart Opal Fare review 2020 to 2024

Even if IPART does recommend another increase to the daily cap, it won’t be going through - somewhere on the election trail, the liberals promised the $2.50 cap would be frozen where it was in the entirety of the next term of government if they win. I wish they could’ve also given a guarantee how lo...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 64827

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

At least 15 CRBs across Ryde and Waverley have also been disposed of and I imagine that they will all be on the way out over the next year. All 7 remaining TRBs went out this morning, on 272s, 288s, 290s and 293s. They obviously still have a use for them for the time being, given these have been th...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 64827

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Another 4 14.5's have been retired, just 7 buses remaining at Willoughby. Probably down to their last few weeks now I reckon
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

The manufacture of the trams makes a big thing about the amazing large 'panoramic' windows on this new model. The operator then goes and sticks advertising all over them so the passengers can see out properly anyway. The trams would have been cheaper (and MUCH lighter) if they just replaced the win...
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 64827

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

Another 3 at M have bitten the dust - just 11 left.
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 146393

Re: STA Observations 2019

3004, a new Volvo B8RLE Bustech from Willoughby, was finally in service today. I actually really liked it. It has the same nice engine sound as the other B8RLE’s STA has, it ran quite buttery smooth, and fixed what’s wrong with the older Scania Bustechs - the seats have more cushion and bit more rec...
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

https://mumbrella.com.au/torch-media-opens-advertising-on-sydneys-new-light-rail-606196 Torch Media opens advertising on Sydney’s new light rail Outdoor provider Torch Media has launched advertising on Sydney’s new CBD and South East light rail. The light rail is due to open for business in December...
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

It is confusing having a single reader inside in different positions in different bus models - some on the left side, some on the right, some behind the bulkhead, some over the wheel arch. They're actually already addressing this in all new buses, since a while. So one reader at the front next to t...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

Ah ok fair enough. I just see it generally works in Melbourne - I’m not the biggest fan muself of queuing up at poles after getting off the Inner West Light Rail (especially at Central), but see your reasoning
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: Light rail gets the green light: stage 1 UNSW to CBD

A slight design update to Opal poles. Would've been nicer in my view if they installed the card readers inside the tram itself, like they do on buses, and trams in Melbourne
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Accelerated rollout of new electric buses
Replies: 37
Views: 4718

Re: Accelerated rollout of new electric buses

Given the politics surrounding articulated buses in Sydney at the moment; do the plans for quicker fleet replacement spell the end for this type - given issues with range that currently plague these buses elsewhere (see this thread )? If the powers that be already want to wash their hands of articu...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 146393

Re: STA Observations 2019

It's a shame that STA does not want to replace the gas tanks on the CNG O 405NH's as they could of gone 5+ more years. I adore the CNG O 405NH's i adore the sound of the ZF 5HP 500 gearbox and the classic hubs. yes some are unhealthy but they have a certain character that the new buses don't have. ...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 64827

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

AnyTrip for NSW has very interestingly sometime recently added a filter for "14.5m rigid buses" - maybe a handy tool for people to find the last remaining 14.5m Scania Ansair buses at M. I hardly see them anymore off-peak these days so I'm sure the end is near
by Jurassic_Joke
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New bus contracts to drive improved services (as from 2020)
Replies: 148
Views: 22178

Re: Privatisation of remaining STA regions

I hope Ventura takes at look at NSW. Graet operations down in Victoria, never thought I would love a bus operator (including all the operators in Sydney inc STA). Ventura has Melbournes sole Volvo B8RLEA Volgren Optimus artics and is currently receiving new Scania K360UA Volgren Optimus artics, the...
by Jurassic_Joke
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Various electric buses at TSA.
Replies: 164
Views: 29827

Re: Various electric buses at TSA.

Rare sighting but one of the BYD Gemilangs is running on M50 today
by Jurassic_Joke
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement
Replies: 193
Views: 64827

Re: State Transit / Transit Systems Ansair Orana Retirement

RIP to Port Botany's 14.5m Scanias, all gone now. 2108 Scania K310UB Volgren CR228L 14.5m now a real novelty bus
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 146393

Re: STA Observations 2019

Ahh I see I wasn't aware of that - thanks for letting me know.
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: STA Observations 2019
Replies: 700
Views: 146393

Re: STA Observations 2019

I do notice the newest B8RLE's at STA do seem to have quite a sluggish acceleration and also note the engine revs up a bit before the bus actually moves. But I still like the B8's overall - feels like Ryde got an early Christmas present with the truckload of B8RLE CB80 / Volgren Optimus delivered to...
by Jurassic_Joke
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: Private Observations 2019
Replies: 701
Views: 159786

Re: Private Observations 2019

One of Forest Coaches elusive normally peak hour only CC artics is currently running on route 280... I’ve never seen an artic on this route before
by Jurassic_Joke
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: New Custombus model
Replies: 136
Views: 28884

Re: New Custombus model

Wowww!! This is really nice - I am absolutely getting some Citaro vibes here.

That it’s in TfNSW livery already - is there some of this bus coming to Sydney already? Or at least in the planning?
by Jurassic_Joke
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Discussion - Sydney / NSW
Topic: CBD & South East Light Rail
Replies: 5364
Views: 822295

Re: SYDNEY LIGHT RAIL MISHAP

tonyp wrote:Use of the bell is going to be very important.
The Citadis X05 here has the same bell as the Inner West Urbos trams...which is then the same bell as Melbournes E Class. That bell sound, I am growing quite fond of it.

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